PETA Goes Viral With New List Of “Speciesist Slurs”

Global News reports:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wants humans to stop using animal words as “slurs” in what it says is a “speciesist” and “supremacist” use of language.

The activist group put out the unusual call on its Twitter account Tuesday, where it claimed that animal-related insults “degrade animals by applying negative human traits to certain species.”

PETA also offered a list of alternative words to use for insults such as “chicken,” “rat” and “pig.” The suggestions triggered a flurry of angry responses on Twitter, where people were not chicken cowardly about sharing their opinions.